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Chocolate Covered Irish Potatoes

The perfect St. Patrick's Day confection.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Author: Linda Arceo


  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened (1/2 brick package)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups tweeted flaked coconut
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon use more if needed
  • 1 bag of bittersweet chocolate melted
  • green sprinkles optional


  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter, cream cheese and vanilla. Slowly incorporate powdered sugar and continue mixing. Add shredded coconut and mix until well combined. Roll mixture into tablespoon-sized potatoes. Roll each potato-shaped candy in cinnamon to coat. Dip potato-candy in melted chocolate. Decorate with sprinkles (if using, optional)Set on silicone mat or wax paper lined cookie sheet to set. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve. Refrigerate leftovers.